The SUPSA SUP Rulebooks provide the administrative rules to guide event organisers and administrators in running an officially SUPSA sanctioned stand-up paddling (SUP) event. The SUPSA SUP Rulebooks also provide competitors participating in these respective events with the rules defining eligibility for entry as well as competitions rules.

The SUPSA SUP Rulebook covers coastal and inland SUP events run in South Africa and applies international SUP sports code rules as set out by the International Surfing Association (ISA), as adhered to by Surfing South Africa (SSA).

The SUPSA SUP Rulebooks apply specifically to elite sanctioned events, where competitors can gain points towards a SUPSA national ranking. However, SUPSA encourages event organiser’s and administrators running events not defined as elite sanctioned events, whether local or regional in nature, to adopt the policies and practices set out in the rulebook to align.


Find the SUPSA SUP Racing Rulebook here

Find the SUPSA SUP Surfing Rulebook here